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1 S.O.A.R. HEALTH Work Group Listening Session Nikki Stone, DMD Chair, S.O.A.R. Health Work Group

2 What is S.O.A.R.? A bi-partisan effort led by Governor Steve Beshear and Representative Hal Rogers. It began with a summit in Pikeville in December There are 10 work groups who are holding “listening sessions” this summer. Each will present a report in August with the 3-5 most promising ideas.

3 What is the Health Work Group? Our “charge” is to lift up innovative opportunities to enhance regional access to health care and human services, including suggestions for a significant increase in partnership/collaboration across sectors, institutions, and governments. This work must include regional attention to the social determinants of health, as well as the unique opportunities offered by technology and non- health related institutions to improve regional health outcomes.

4 THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR CHARGE IS TO “Improve Regional Health Outcomes”

5 Important points The most important part of the HEALTH work group’s charge is to improve regional health outcomes. Health care is currently the #1 economic engine in our region. BUT even though we have lots of excellent health care options in our region, it is not accessed by everyone, and especially not by those who need it most. AND we continue to rank poorly on nearly every important health measure. IF we continue to do what we’re doing, we will continue to have poor health outcomes in Appalachia.

6 PERCEPTIONS & OPINIONS Perceptions & Opinions Matter ◦ Let’s Find Out What You THINK

7 What do you know about the health of KENTUCKY? Where do you think Kentucky ranks on the following health measures: ◦ Total Mortality (death from any cause) ◦ Cancer Deaths ◦ Smokers ◦ Poor Mental Health ◦ Poor Physical Health ◦ Heart Disease Deaths ◦ Obesity ◦ Premature Deaths

8 What do you know about the health of your own COUNTY? In my home county, PERRY, what percentage of the population: ◦ Don’t Meet Recommended Fruit/Vegetable Intake ◦ High Blood Pressure ◦ Lack Physical Activity ◦ Tooth Loss (adults with 6+ teeth missing) ◦ Obesity ◦ Adult Smokers ◦ Teen Smokers ◦ Diabetes (adults) ◦ Binge Drinking

9 What do you know about your OWN health? List 3 healthy things about you… List 3 un-healthy things about you… Who is the healthiest person you know? ◦ List 3 reasons why… Who is the un-healthiest person you know? ◦ List 3 reasons why… Where would YOU rank in the Kentucky rankings? What would the Kentucky Institute of Medicine say about YOU?

10 FACTS & EVIDENCE Facts & Evidence Matters Too! ◦ Let’s Find Out What the FACTS Are!

11 What do you know about the health of KENTUCKY? Where do you think Kentucky ranks on the following health measures: ◦ 50 th Total Mortality (death from any cause) ◦ 50 th Cancer Deaths ◦ 49 th Smokers ◦ 49 th Poor Mental Health ◦ 48 th Poor Physical Health ◦ 46 th Heart Disease Deaths ◦ 45 th Obesity ◦ 42 nd Premature Deaths

12 What do you know about the health of your own COUNTY? In my home county, PERRY, what percentage of the population: ◦ 85% Don’t Meet Recommended Fruit/Vegetable Intake ◦ 41% High Blood Pressure ◦ 38% Lack Physical Activity ◦ 38% Tooth Loss (adults with 6+ teeth missing) ◦ 34% Obesity ◦ 31% Adult Smokers ◦ 25% Teen Smokers ◦ 9% Diabetes (adults) ◦ 4% Binge Drinking

13 Kentucky County Rankings TEN HIGHEST: ◦ Oldham (1/120) ◦ Boone ◦ Jessamine ◦ Anderson ◦ Woodford ◦ Fayette ◦ Spencer ◦ Daviess ◦ Calloway ◦ Clark TEN LOWEST: ◦ Owsley ◦ Powell ◦ Hart ◦ Knott ◦ Lee ◦ McCreary ◦ Perry ◦ Harlan ◦ Clay ◦ Wolfe (120/120)

14 MOST IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUES Now that you have in front of you: ◦ your own perceptions & opinions ◦ the facts & the evidence ◦ If you had to choose the 3-5 most important health issues facing our Appalachian region, what would you pick?

15 K.I.O.M. “Biggies” #1 Smoking #2 Obesity/Lack of Physical Activity #3 Oral Health #4 Motor Vehicle Deaths #5 Violent Crime/ Drug Arrests

16 Friedell Committee “Biggies” #1 Smoking #2 Cancer #3 Preventable Hospitalizations #4 Heart Disease #5 Poor Physical Health

17 INNOVATIVE IDEAS Now that you’ve narrowed down in your mind what the 3-5 most important health issues facing our Appalachian region are… ◦ How would you move forward with finding innovative opportunities to improve regional health outcomes?  Would you target each individual health issue?  Or would you take a more holistic approach??

18 Kentucky Institute of Medicine Simple Recommendations: ◦ Don’t smoke. ◦ Eat a healthy diet. ◦ Get regular physical activity. ◦ Use seatbelts. ◦ Use safety equipment at work & at home. Kentucky Institute of Medicine “THE HEALTH OF KENTUCKY, A COUNTY ASSESSMENT” (2007)

19 Friedell Committee Involve health departments, county health boards, cooperative extension agencies, other partners Foster community involvement Educate the population Identify & share successful examples Consider all influences: literacy, education, prevention, early intervention, on-going coordinated care, community, public policy

20 Foundation for a Healthy KY Coordinated School Health Primary Care Integrated Mental Health and Medical Services Health Policy Advocacy Local Data for Local Action ◦ Polls on what Kentuckians think about various health issues. ◦ Resources for starting projects and programs. 

21 IMPLEMENTATION BRAIN STORMING What innovative ideas do YOU have ?? ◦ List 3 ideas…  Now give each idea a time frame:  Could be implemented in 3-5 years.  Could be implemented in 1 year.  Could be implemented in 1 week !!! ◦

22 What can YOU go out and do THIS WEEK to improve the health of our region? Be sure to let us know by sharing your S.O.A.R.-inspired projects and ideas on how to improve our region’s health at Give Kids a Smile Day, teaching kids and families about the Drink Pyramid and visiting with the Tooth Fairy.

23 YOU Improving the health of Kentucky begins with YOU… What will YOU do to be a healthier person? ◦ REMEMBER: ◦ “YWTAYTTBYTTLTYWT”

24 YWTAYTTBYWT L TYTT YWTAYTTBYWTLTYTT YOUR WALK TALKS AND YOUR TALK TALKS BUT YOUR WALK TALKSLOUDER THAN YOUR TALK TALKS.

25 MOVING FORWARD Your innovative ideas have been recorded. Your comments have been heard. You have shown your commitment to your region. Now, the Health Work Group will compile all of these ideas and sort through them to choose the 3-5 most promising ones and present them in a final report to Gov. Beshear & Rep. Rogers in August. S.O.A.R. is currently working to hire an Executive Director who will move forward with facilitating these new projects and a separate committee is currently finding funding sources for each of them. S.O.A.R.’s Second Annual Summit will be held in November in Pikeville. Stay informed at: ◦ ◦ Facebook: SOAR ◦


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